Netflix gearing up to snatch Sky's movie goodies...
For that past couple of decades, it’s pretty much been the case that if you wanted to see the latest movies pumped directly into the comfort of your home, you’ll need to have a subscription to Sky (or a mate who’ll go down the video shop for you).
But nothing stays the same forever, and now Netflix is flexing its movie-acquisition muscle and is ready to take on the Murdoch boys. Netflix boss Reed Hastings when it comes to getting first-show movie action.
Hastings has puffed out his chest and roared: “We will be really aggressive in our bidding. It may be that we win in the first round. It may be that it takes two or three years, but we’re incredibly confident that we will win the bidding for some of Pay 1 (the rights to show the biggest films first)”.
In spite of the fact that its UK offering is still in need of a boost, Netflix is clearly here to stay and says it has already surpassed the one million subscriber mark. You can just imagine Reed Hastings strutting around his office suite like some kind of cockerel can’t you?